Renewable Energy Policy

Posted on May 19th, 2017

With the UK set to go to the polls next month for a General Election political parties and others have been launching their manifestos this week including earlier the Liberal Democrats who included a raft of pro-renewable energy and low … Continue reading

Renewables in our future energy mix

Posted on May 5th, 2017

Last month the UK went through an entire 24 hour period without using electricity generated from coal for what is likely to be the first time since the first coal fired generator started production in 1882. And while this is … Continue reading

Scotland’s smart renewable future

Posted on April 7th, 2017

Scotland’s wind turbines have once again broken their own generation records as in March this year they sent 1,240 GWh of electricity to the grid, an 81% increase from March 2016. It was also a 23% increase on the 1006 … Continue reading

Cost saving with renewable energy

Posted on March 31st, 2017

Last week as part of their Sustainability Day the NHS announced they had saved over £300 million in energy costs due to implementing a number of new efficiency and sustainability measures including saving over £1 million tonnes of carbon emissions. … Continue reading

The Impact of Energy Efficiency

Posted on March 17th, 2017

A new report from the Committee on Climate Change has claimed that Britain’s low carbon energy revolution is saving money for households. It states that households are making a net saving of £11 a month. Taking into account wind and … Continue reading

Lithium-ion based energy storage

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

Danish Technology company ABB announced this week the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system in the form of a Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS). The project, commissioned by Radius, DONG Energy’s electrical grid division, will … Continue reading

Decarbonisation of the UK’s energy system

Posted on February 24th, 2017

New data released this week from the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shows that despite the majority of the UK’s energy system still being powered by fossil fuels the level is reducing and at no point since … Continue reading

The Scottish Government on our Renewable Future

Posted on February 17th, 2017

This week Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse spoke to the Press and Journal of the challenges the government and country faces producing long term clean reliable energy sources. “The Scottish Government’s adoption of policies to build clean, green energy technologies … Continue reading

Scotland’s first carbon neutral town

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

Plans are afoot to make Cumnock in Ayrshire Scotland’s first “Green Town” by making it carbon neutral with projects such as a community owned renewable energy system and the introduction of hi-tech digital systems and smart technologies. If successful it … Continue reading